What does standing mean?

Definitions for standing
ˈstæn dɪŋstand·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. standing(noun)

    social or financial or professional status or reputation

    "of equal standing"; "a member in good standing"

  2. standing(noun)

    an ordered listing of scores or results showing the relative positions of competitors (individuals or teams) in a sporting event

  3. standing(adj)

    the act of assuming or maintaining an erect upright position

  4. standing(a)(adj)

    having a supporting base

    "a standing lamp"

  5. standing(a)(adj)

    not created for a particular occasion

    "a standing committee"

  6. standing(a)(adj)

    (of fluids) not moving or flowing

    "mosquitoes breed in standing water"

  7. standing(a)(adj)

    executed in or initiated from a standing position

    "race from a standing start"; "a standing jump"; "a standing ovation"

  8. standing(adj)

    (of persons) on the feet; having the torso in an erect position supported by straight legs

    "standing room only"

  9. standing(adj)


    "a standing army"


  1. standing(Noun)

    Position or reputation in society or a profession: "He does not have much of a standing as a chemist".

  2. standing(Noun)


    a member of long standing

  3. standing(Noun)

    The act of a person who stands, or a place where someone stands.

  4. standing(Noun)

    The position of a team in a league or of a player in a list: "After their last win, their standing went up three places".

  5. standing(Noun)

    room in which to park a vehicle or vehicles

  6. standing(Noun)

    The right of a party to bring a legal action, based on the relationship between that party and the matter to which the action relates.

    He may be insulting, a miserable rotter and a fool, but unless he slanders or libels you, or damages your property, you do not have standing to sue him.

  7. standing(Verb)

    ; in the process of coming to an upright position.

  8. standing(Adjective)

    Erect, not cut down.

    So you punched out a window for ventilation. Was that before or after you noticed you were standing in a lake of gasoline? - 1991, Robert DeNiro (actor), Backdraft

  9. standing(Adjective)

    Performed from an erect position.

    standing ovation

  10. standing(Adjective)

    Remaining in force or status.

  11. standing(Adjective)

    Stagnant; not moving or flowing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Standing

    of Stand

  2. Standing(adj)

    remaining erect; not cut down; as, standing corn

  3. Standing(adj)

    not flowing; stagnant; as, standing water

  4. Standing(adj)

    not transitory; not liable to fade or vanish; lasting; as, a standing color

  5. Standing(adj)

    established by law, custom, or the like; settled; continually existing; permanent; not temporary; as, a standing army; legislative bodies have standing rules of proceeding and standing committees

  6. Standing(adj)

    not movable; fixed; as, a standing bed (distinguished from a trundle-bed)

  7. Standing(noun)

    the act of stopping, or coming to a stand; the state of being erect upon the feet; stand

  8. Standing(noun)

    maintenance of position; duration; duration or existence in the same place or condition; continuance; as, a custom of long standing; an officer of long standing

  9. Standing(noun)

    place to stand in; station; stand

  10. Standing(noun)

    condition in society; relative position; reputation; rank; as, a man of good standing, or of high standing


  1. Standing

    In law, standing or locus standi is the term for the ability of a party to demonstrate to the court sufficient connection to and harm from the law or action challenged to support that party's participation in the case. Standing exists from one of three causes: ⁕The party is directly subject to an adverse effect by the statute or action in question, and the harm suffered will continue unless the court grants relief in the form of damages or a finding that the law either does not apply to the party or that the law is void or can be nullified. This is called the "something to lose" doctrine, in which the party has standing because they directly will be harmed by the conditions for which they are asking the court for relief. ⁕The party is not directly harmed by the conditions by which they are petitioning the court for relief but asks for it because the harm involved has some reasonable relation to their situation, and the continued existence of the harm may affect others who might not be able to ask a court for relief. In the United States, this is the grounds for asking for a law to be struck down as violating the First Amendment, because while the plaintiff might not be directly affected, the law might so adversely affect others that one might never know what was not done or created by those who fear they would become subject to the law – the so-called "chilling effects" doctrine.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. standing

    Settled, established, not temporary. Standing army, is an army which is kept up by a country, and is liable to every species of duty, without any limitations being fixed to its service.

  2. standing

    Rank; condition. It likewise signifies length of time; as, such an officer is of very old standing in the army.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'standing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1488

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'standing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1164

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'standing' in Nouns Frequency: #1455

How to pronounce standing?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of standing in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of standing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of standing in a Sentence

  1. Javier Mercado:

    If it was n’t for him, I feel like I would n’t be standing here right now.

  2. Roland Martin:

    This is the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March and we really wanted to make a clear statement that men are standing behind black women in this position and wanted to meet with the Republican leaders to urge them to vote for her tomorrow morning.

  3. Raphael Warnock:

    I'm glad to see a parade of politicians here, but two years later we still are waiting on reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act, you can't celebrate lessons of history from one period while standing on the wrong side of history today.

  4. Bjorn Ulvaeus:

    At the end of the show they (audiences) are very happy, they're standing up in the aisles dancing and the idea was to try to take that with us into a restaurant environment ... and have a really good party with good food, wine and singing and dancing.

  5. Sally Hudson:

    I think this a huge step forward for Virginia because this law was standing in the way of communities that really want to reckon with their public history.

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    having a build with little fat or muscle but with long limbs
    • A. arbitrary
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